Basic pen making terms

Like any other activity, pen makers have their own specialized terminology that can be confusing when you first start. Bands The piece of metal that goes between two parts of the pen — e.g., where a twist pen twists. You can get specialized bands engraved with various designs that fit specific pen kits; make sureContinue reading “Basic pen making terms”

Prep work for applying CA glue to polymer clay pens

Getting the right hardware You need to apply CA with a lathe or other spin-creating tool (see my articles on cordless and lock-on drills for lathe alternatives). And since your barrels will be spinning, you will need a threaded rod and nuts to keep them held firmly and moving around with the drill. If youContinue reading “Prep work for applying CA glue to polymer clay pens”